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Discover what University of Waterloo students can do for your talent needs.

  • Designated Canada's most innovative university for the past 26 years, our students and alumni are quick learners who bring fresh ideas fuelled by passion and intelligence to your organization.
  • Waterloo students are exposed to academic excellence. The University is home to many distinguished faculty and researchers including two Canada Excellence Research Chairs, 65 Canada Research Chairs, four Killam Prize winners, and more.  
  • Upon graduation, students will have completed four to six work terms in a competitive employment process - the equivalent of two years of work experience.
  • The success they achieve in co-op translates to our graduates enjoying higher employment rates, more jobs related to their field of study, and higher earnings compared to other students in Canada.         

We're grooming the next generation of the workforce and invite you to become a part of it. Put your organization at the forefront of innovation by hiring Waterloo.

  1. Jan. 24, 2018 Hiring Waterloo co-op students for the long haul

    by Jacqueline Gergal

    HTS Engineering uses Waterloo’s co-op program to feed the future of their company. After hiring hundreds of Waterloo students for work terms since 2006, they know firsthand the value of co-op.

    Wayne Freethy, a principal owner of HTS Engineering, considers co-op students to be a crucial component to the company’s growth strategy.  “We aren’t looking to hire cheap help for four months,” says Freethy. “We are truly looking for the future of our business.”

  2. Jan. 10, 2018Co-op student embraces work terms in the North

    by Jacqueline Gergal.

    Co-op students who consider travelling for their work terms often picture themselves in a warm and sunny location. That wasn’t the case for University of Waterloo Biology alumnus Andrew Vermeer (BSc ’12), who decided to venture up to Nunavut’s Baffin Island.

  3. Dec. 20, 2017St. Joe's hires "co-op army" to become leader in digital healthcare

    When your supervisor tells you to hire 60 co-op students for the fall 2017 term, what goes through your mind?

    "When I heard we needed 60 students, I thought it was crazy," laughs Chelsea King,

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